The Judson High School Choir program entered five choirs in the recent UIL Region 11 Choir Concert and sight Reading contest at the JISD Performing Arts Center. At the end of the contest they went 5 for 5 in winning Sweepstakes! That's the highest award given in these contests. Congratulations to these students for all the hard work they have put into the year and congratulations also go out to Choir Directors David Short and Tiffany Cristo.
Veterans Memorial High School’s Theatre Department attended the State UIL Theatrical Design Competition and had two students qualify for state. Melissa Brinneman qualified in the set design category and Guinevere Schaal qualified in marketing. At the state UIL competition, Guinevere placed 2nd overall in the marketing category. Congratulations to both students. Their Theatre Director is Vanessa White.
Bonnie Anderson at Grammy Teacher Finalist ceremony last year.
Many folks within JISD and beyond know the musical talents of the students at Coronado Village Elementary's music program. Those marimbas and the kids playing them are getting famous. Well, a recent performance at the Capitol in Austin was well received and Bonnie Anderson's group that performed got a nice response from Governor Abbott and Senator Royce West's office. Check it out!
This is Band and Choir UIL Competition season and it's great to see so many trophies being brought back to JISD. One of the latest is the Kitty Hawk Middle School Choir that received 3 Sweepstakes Awards! The school's Varsity, Junior Varsity and Men's Choirs all won the top level award at the Region 11 UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation.
But get this...out of the 39 events in the competition, only 12 received sweepstakes designations and out of those 12, only 6 got top ratings across the board in every category. Kitty Hawk's 3 choir groups were half of those elite 6 ensembles to achieve the highest possible scores. Wow! By the way, they were the only school to walk away with 3 Sweepstakes trophies. Congratulations to this great fine arts program.
Also, for the first time in 11 years, the Kitty Hawk Honors and Symphonic Bands both received the Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation held at Burbank High School in March. Of the 48 bands entered, only 19 Sweepstakes awards were earned. Even more special, Kitty Hawk is one of only 3 schools with two bands receiving this prestigious honor.? Congratulations to all!
L-R: Jasmine Milos-4th place Poetry, Shade’ Smith- 3rd place Poetry, Nathaniel Cullors-District Champion in Poetry, Jared Jackson- District Champion in Prose, Samara Fraker-2nd place Prose.
We have some amazingly talented students in this district in so many ways. Recently some of that talent was on display at the UIL District Academic Meet at Clemens High School. The Judson High School Theatre Arts Team rocked the competition by taking the Overall District Champion Speech award. On top of that, they won the District Championship in both prose and poetry competitions. Next stop, regionals at UTSA April 8th. Their coach is Larry Bailey.